What is History?
A. A. Knopf, 1962 - 209 Seiten
A philosophical interpretation of history, examining the significance of historical study as a science and a reflection of social values.
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Suicide is the only perfectly free act open to individual man; every other act
involves in one way or another his membership in society.3 It is commonly said
by anthropologists that primitive man is less individual and more completely
Civilized man, like primitive man, is moulded by society just as effectively as
society is moulded by him. You can no more have the egg without the hen than
you can have the hen without the egg. It would have been unnecessary to dwell
You have only to examine the system of values prevailing in any period or in any
country to realize how much of it is moulded by the facts of the environment. In an
earlier lecture I drew attention to the changing historical content of value-words ...
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This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Vollständige Rezension lesen
I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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